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Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

Including both Brexit supporters and opponents - say that leaving without a deal would be a disaster for the UK: driving up food prices, leading to shortages of goods and gridlock on some roads in the South East resulting from extra border checks.

Earlier in the Commons, she said: "It is not perfect but when the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this House and ask, 'Did we deliver on the country's vote to leave the EU, did we safeguard our economy, security or union or did we let the British people down?'". Mrs May also tried to reassure MPs over the controversial Northern Irish "backstop" - the fallback plan to avoid any return to physical border checks between the country and Ireland. She pointed to new written assurances from the EU that the contingency customs arrangement being proposed would be temporary and, if it was ever triggered, would last for "the shortest possible period".

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Source: Common Domain

Updated: Future Returns: What Brexit Means for Investors

Today 04:14 GMT

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He said many investors are simply reducing their overall U.K. risk—“they just don’t want to have this large, unquantifiable risk in portfolios”—while more speculative investors are shorting the Pound. “This is a very difficult risk to own in portfolios at the moment because it is very hard to price and because there is a very wide range of outcomes.”

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Source: DW

Australian Open: Andy Murray conjours up magic in first round loss

Monday 19:05 GMT

Second-seed Angelique Kerber cruised into the Australian Open second round beating Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2, a straight sets win that underlined her title credentials.

With Andy Murray opening up on the extent of his long-term hip injury last week, it was an emotionally charged match even before the first serve was taken. While it didn’t produce a fairy-tale ending in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-1 loss, Murray stayed true to himself in fitting fashion.

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Source: Global News

Carol Channing, iconic Broadway star, dies at age 97

Today 01:30 GMT

Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway and beyond, has died.

Oscar-nominated set decorator, former actor Garrett Lewis dies of natural causes at 77. Channing was not the immediate choice to play Dolly, a matchmaker who receives her toughest challenge yet when a rich grump seeks a suitable wife.

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Source: Fox News

Judge orders Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes to answer written Benghazi questions in Clinton email lawsuit

Today 04:14 GMT

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes must answer written questions about the State Department's response to the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, as part of an ongoing legal battle over whether Hillary Clinton sought to deliberately evade public record laws by using a private email server while secretary of state.

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Source: Common Domain

My parents gave my sister $75,000 for her student debt, should I ask for $75,000 too?

Today 04:14 GMT

Your parents are trying to do your good self and your sister a good turn: $75,000 now for your sister’s student debt and $75,000 for you later.

Right now, to accommodate for the $75,000 they gave my sister, they told us that they altered their wills so I will receive $75,000 more. I feel guilty, but I don’t think that’s quite fair: $75,000 will now be worth much less in 20 or 30 years when my parents pass.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Netflix reaps the dividends of its dominance

Today 04:14 GMT

Nearly a decade ago, former Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes derisively called Netflix the “Albanian army,” implying the video-streaming service would never take over the world. “The mouse that roared” is more like it.

Like the fictional European duchy in the 1959 film that declared war on the United States with a ragtag army, and won, Netflix outfoxed far-bigger rivals to achieve dominance.

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Source: BBC

How 'one-third' of a bat population died in two days

Today 04:14 GMT

Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia's north wiped out almost one-third of the nation's spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers.

Last week, researchers from Western Sydney University finalised their conclusion that about 23,000 spectacled flying foxes died in the event on 26 and 27 November. That tally was reached through counting by wildlife volunteers who visited seven flying fox camps following the heatwave.

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Source: Fox News

De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

Republicans, though, were disturbed by the extent of Hizzoner's plan and charged the idea was more suited to communist dictatorships where land and property seizures are commonplace.

“Any attempt to seize property will face a court challenge and the mayor himself comes up with these ideas, throws stuff out there and doesn’t know how he intends to make it happen,” she said.

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Source: Fox News

Todd Starnes: Does Gillette want men to start shaving their legs, too?

Today 04:14 GMT

Proctor & Gamble released a two-minute commercial that accuses men of being incubators of sexual harassment and bullying and toxic masculinity.

GILLETTE'S 'WE BELIEVE' AD FOCUSING ON 'TOXIC MASCULINITY' GETS MIXED RESPONSE, SENDS UPSET CUSTOMERS TO SEEK OTHER BRANDS. The ad condemns the phrase “boys will be boys” and then proceeds to show guys chasing around women, engaging in bullying and basically acting like every anti-male stereotype you’ve ever seen. “This is an important conversation happening, and as a company that encourages men to be their best, we feel compelled to both address it and take action of our own,” Proctor & Gamble’s Pankaj Bhalla told the Wall Street Journal.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Chile nuclear watchdog weighs probe into fraud over...

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

Chile’s nuclear watchdog CCHEN is considering an investigation into potential fraud after an audit found that the agency for decades failed to properly record exports of ultralight battery metal lithium, documents obtained by Reuters show.

Nuclear watchdog CCHEN is the de-facto gatekeeper for Chile’s coveted production of the battery material that is used in electric cars, mobile phones and many other consumer goods.

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Source: Global News

Selena Gomez breaks silence, returns to social media after hospitalization

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

Gomez was said to be at a psychiatric facility on the East Coast and received DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), which is a treatment used for various mental-health conditions.

The 26-year-old singer posted on Instagram on Jan. 14 for the first time since September 2018 when she announced she was “taking a social media break.” “It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support,” Gomez’s caption began.

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Source: Fox News

'Social media morons': Facebook slammed for blocking Mardi Gras cake ad over 'excessive nudity'

Today 04:14 GMT

A Facebook post promoting a competition for traditional Mardi Gras cakes has fallen foul of the social network’s censors, according to the contest’s bewildered organizers.

Who thinks these social media morons need a little Mardi Gras in their lives?” the website added, in a subsequent Facebook post. “The controversy is that Facebook won't allow us to pay to "boost" the post, not us posting organically on our page,” the website explained on Facebook.

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Source: Fox News

Hume Rips Steve King for Comments on 'White Nationalism', Blasts Journalists for Calling Out 'Racism With Abandon'

Today 04:14 GMT

The juxtaposition of what's wrong with those terms and white supremacism is just too close for comfort," Hume said on "The Story."

Hume said that, though King's comments were reprehensible, some in the media have been to eager to label their political opponents racist. He said that racism is "very specific" in its reference to racial superiority, and is not the correct way to characterize someone who demeans another faith like Islam.

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Source: Common Domain

Blue Apron skirts standard-accounting rules to claim profitability

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

Meal-kit provider Blue Apron Holdings Inc.‘s shares rocketed 38% on Tuesday, after the company said it is confident it can achieve a version of profitability this year.

New York-based Blue Apron APRN, +39.42%  said it “plans to reaffirm confidence in achieving profitability on an adjusted EBITDA basis both in the first quarter of 2019 and for full year 2019 as it actively pursues the appropriate strategies to create value for its stakeholders.”

Source: BBC

Brexit vote: What could happen next?

Today 14:29 GMT
Source: Global News

China brushes off mounting international concern over Canadian sentenced to death

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: CTV

Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya's capital

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Four Canadians advance to Australian Open’s second round

Today 06:59 GMT
Source: BBC

The multiple meanings of the vote

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: Reuters

Nearly 4 in 10 have firsthand experience with U.S. shutdown: poll

Today 14:29 GMT
Source: Fox News

Shirley Boone, wife of singer Pat Boone, dead at 84: report

Monday 04:13 GMT
Source: Fox News

VA Secretary Wilkie: The VA is making real progress on suicide prevention for veterans

Tuesday 05:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

America’s Most Expensive Megamansion Gets $100 Million Price Cut

Today 14:29 GMT
Source: Global News

New website launched for residential school survivors to decide fate of their records

Tuesday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Gold prices bounce around amid political uncertainty, strengthening buck

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: DW

Day of strikes at eight German airports, including Frankfurt

Today 01:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

China has some of world's most advanced weapon systems, Pentagon warns

Today 14:30 GMT

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